James Lester DOUGLAS

DOUGLAS, James Lester

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Queen's (Prince Edward Island)
Birth Date
November 29, 1881
Deceased Date
September 30, 1950
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Lester_Douglas
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=bbf601ac-11ae-44b0-8bec-e379540a370a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
exporter, farmer

Parliamentary Career

March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Queen's (Prince Edward Island)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
LIB
  Queen's (Prince Edward Island)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  Queen's (Prince Edward Island)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 54 of 57)


July 10, 1940

Mr. DOUGLAS (Weybum):

Yes. They can go down to Weybum, join up and be forwarded to the unit in which their friends and relatives are enlisted.

Topic:   APPOINTMENT OF ADDITIONAL MINISTERS AND DEPUTY MINISTERS FOR MILITARY, NAVAL AND AIR SERVICES
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July 10, 1940

Mr. DOUGLAS (Weybum):

It is not going to be used as a military depot for the South Saskatchewan regiment. This is the problem. First, the regiment is not quite up to strength and it wants recruits. Second, young men in the southern part of Saskatchewan, particularly the southeastern part, who are desirous of joining the South Saskatchewan regiment, have to go to Regina in order to join up, and they may be sent to some other unit. Naturally they want to go to the unit in which their friends or brothers or other relatives are already enlisted.

Mr. RALSTON- They go to a general training centre

Topic:   APPOINTMENT OF ADDITIONAL MINISTERS AND DEPUTY MINISTERS FOR MILITARY, NAVAL AND AIR SERVICES
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July 10, 1940

Mr. DOUGLAS (Weybum):

Has the minister any information available as to what number of companies elected to come under rate "A", what came under "B", what amounts were collected under plan "A", anu so on?

Topic:   EXCESS PROFITS TAX ACT
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July 10, 1940

Mr. DOUGLAS (Weybum):

But the four years the minister is setting are actually depression years for some industries.

Topic:   EXCESS PROFITS TAX ACT
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July 10, 1940

Mr. DOUGLAS (Weybum):

I think it is desirable to keep the different detachments of the Canadian active service force closely related to the area in which they were recruited. That would do a great deal to promote recruiting. As the minister knows, I have discussed some aspects of this matter with the officials of his department. Take the South Saskatchewan regiment, which was allocated to the second division last fall. The barracks were set up in Weybum. A committee was organized, comprised of private citizens who voluntarily gave their time and spent a good deal of money raised by public subscription in that district, to go through southern Saskatchewan for the purpose of recruiting. They did an excellent job. They travelled thousands of miles, put up posters, organized recruiting committees in small villages and hamlets and interviewed y-oung men who might be possible recruits. Since there was no train fare for them, the committees drove these young men and brought them into the recruiting centre or in some instances paid their farces out of funds raised by public subscription. As I say, they did an excellent job to help to bring the regiment almost up to strength. The government spent S7.000 in fixing up the building for a barracks and spent $5,000 in rent. The regiment has gone to camp at Shilo, Manitoba, and now the recruiting committee is informed that the barracks will not be used as a military depot.

Topic:   APPOINTMENT OF ADDITIONAL MINISTERS AND DEPUTY MINISTERS FOR MILITARY, NAVAL AND AIR SERVICES
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